The Rhode Island Procurement Technical Assistance Center (RI PTAC) is a member of a nationwide network of 98 federally funded Procurement Technical Assistance Centers providing a variety of services to Rhode Island based businesses of all sizes to help them navigate the complexities of contracting with federal agencies, state purchasing departments, and local government. RI PTAC is a Partner Program of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (CommerceRI). RI PTAC services are free to all Rhode Island businesses.

The RI PTAC will help you with government registrations, bid match profiles, market research, capture management, and contract requirements. We will guide you through all facets of contracting including acquisition planning, subcontracting, solicitation analysis, proposal development, dispute mitigation, cost/price analysis, and post ­award administration.

The RI PTAC team has significant hands­on industry and government experience in business development, contracts management and administration. Our team includes a former defense industry Senior Contracts Leader, Government Contracting Officer, Minority Business Expert and a Database/Communications Manager.

The RI PTAC offers a wide range of events including seminars and workshops on: Marketing to Government Agencies, Cost/Price Analysis, GSA Schedules, Export Compliance, Intellectual Property, Construction Contracting, and more. We organize annual matchmaker events for veteran­ owned companies, and construction related industries. Please check our web link for upcoming events.

Additional Resources
As employees of CommerceRI, the RI PTAC has access to subject matter experts in economic development, science & technology, renewable energy, manufacturing techniques, financing, grants, and enterprise zones.

The RI PTAC is a member of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC), and the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). RI PTAC counselors maintain currency in all aspects of government contracting by attending nationwide conferences, seminars and workshops.

CommerceRI’s Mission
Commerce RI’s mission is to work with public, private and non­profit partners to create the conditions for businesses in all sectors to thrive and to improve the quality of life for our citizens by promoting the State’s long­ term economic health and prosperity.

Become a PTAC Client
Click on “Become a Client” and fill out the required information.  An RI PTAC counselor will contact you within 2-3 business days.  Feel free to call (401)278-9100 for more information.

RI PTAC is a Business Development Service from the Department of Defense and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, and operates under a Cost Matching Cooperative Agreement administered by the Defense Logistics Agency’s Office of Small Business Programs.